Location: Clifden, Twickenham
Price: £0.00 (£0.00 concessionary fee, £900.00 non-EU)
Start Date: 14/09/2012
It may be possible to join some courses after the start date.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
Weekdays/Time: Fri (09:30 to 12:00)
Number of Weeks: 36
Tutor Approval Required? Yes – You will be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task. You will also need a successful interview with the tutor before you are accepted on to the course. Please complete the expression of interest form (or our alternative form for learners aged 16-18) and e-mail this to email@example.com. For further information or enquiries please contact 020 8843 7921.
This course is specially designed for learners with Learning Difficulties and/ or Disabilities. The course aims to improve communication skills, using cookery as the focus.
Each learner will have an individual assessment, and then an individual learning plan will be agreed.
This plan will have some specific targets which you will work on in all your lessons, and you will discuss the plan regularly with your teachers and support workers so that you can check if you are making progress.
You will have a personal meeting with a teacher, where you can discuss what skills you already have, what you would like to work on, and what you would like to do in the future. If you have already done any courses, please bring details to the meeting. Please also bring any information about medical issues that we should know about.
Each week you will prepare and cook a meal / dish for four people to take home.
Your course will include:
• English Communication - reading, writing, listening and speaking
• Working as a Team
• Basic food hygiene and kitchen safety
You will complete a diagnostic assessment during the first six weeks of term. Your teacher will discuss your learning plan with you. You will also produce some work to show that you have improved your communication, and you will keep this in your own work folder.
At the end of your course you will receive a certificate to show what you have learnt. The college has a celebration of Achievement in July where certificates are awarded.
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 020 8891 5907 ext 7947
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You need to bring each week:
• An apron
• An A4 sized airtight container to take home food
• £2.50 for the ingredients
• Pens, pencils, pencil case
If you have your own special pens or other equipment that helps you, please bring them to class.
It is very important that you come to all your classes. If you cannot come, you or your helper should contact us on 020 8891 5907 ext 7965 and let us know you are not coming to class.
Working in Catering
For further information:
• Visit our website www.racc.ac.uk for current course details.
• Visit Reception at our Clifden Centre for further details.
• Note: LLDD learners may be able to use their own direct payments to pay for leisure programmes and support.
How to Join
To arrange a meeting to choose a course and organise support contact the LLDD office: 0208 891 5907 ext 7947 (LLDD team)
Frequently asked information:
RACC has a background of working with people who have disabilities and learning difficulties. We believe that everyone has the ability to gain new skills for life, learning, work and leisure. At College we believe that everyone should be treated with dignity, courtesy and respect. Everyone is treated as an adult and makes their own choices. We will work with you in putting together a programme that is right for you. We can provide you with:
At RACC we understand that everyone is different, has different goals and needs different support to achieve them. We meet with everyone individually to ask them about what they can do and what they need extra help with. For our Preparation for Work, English and Maths courses we can provide:
• A class (or if needed, a 1:1) learning assistant to support you in class and in enjoying college life.
• Special equipment to help learners join in e.g. video magnifier, seating
• Braille or symbols information
• A signer
For leisure/ fun courses, you will need to be an independent traveller and learner, or bring your own helper with you.
At interview a learning plan will be put together with your needs and interest in mind. We have a range of full-time courses to help you to prepare for work. You may also take the opportunity to mix and match learning and leisure courses. For example, additional leisure programmes can be taken alongside full-time (2 or 3 day programmes), or a selection of part-time courses can be chosen such as a communication class to gain skills for life or work, alongside a fun, leisure ‘art’ class plus a sports course to help you improve their own fitness. Our leisure courses help you to meet other people and have fun while learning a new hobby.
We offer a variety of courses and activities:
Preparing for Work in: Retail, Catering, Horticulture, Sport & Leisure, Working as an Artist, Communicating with Others, Working in Theatre, Exploring the World of Work.
English and Maths:
English: communication, reading, writing
Maths: using numbers, money, telling the time
Skills for Living:
Healthy Cooking, Keeping Safe & Well, Independent Living Skills
Skills for Leisure – Art, Drama, Music, Dance & Exercise, Cookery, Sports & Games, Horticulture, Creative IT
How You Learn
Activities for people who have a learning difficulty take place in small groups, usually 8-10 people. We keep groups small so that everyone has a chance to take part, speak out and achieve. All groups are led by a tutor who is a specialist in their area. There is also a support worker who meets everyone when they arrive, stays with them at breaks and makes sure that they leave safely.
We have ‘The Shop’ at our Clifden site which is a linked to our Preparation for Work programmes. Learners get the opportunity to design and make products that they then package and sell in The Shop. We also have a fully equipped kitchen for our Catering programmes. Our ‘Working in Theatre’ programme gives learners the opportunity to rehearse and perform on stage.
The majority of our courses take place Monday to Saturday at the Clifden site in Twickenham. Working in Theatre runs at our Parkshot site in Richmond on Mondays and at CL on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
You can enrol online, over the phone or in person at either site
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